Background and Identification
The Fitbit Zip was announced in September 2012 and is approximately the size of a United States quarter. The Fitbit Zip is produced by Fitbit, Inc., an American consumer electronics and fitness company. Fitbit produces activity trackers, smartwatches, and wireless-enabled wearable technology devices that measure various types of data such as heart rate, number of steps walked, steps climbed, and quality of sleep. The Fitbit Zip tracks steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The Zip is able to sync its data wirelessly to supported mobile devices. The Fitbit Zip was discontinued and replaced by the Fitbit Inspire clip accessory in March 2019.
The Fitbit Zip includes a liquid-crystal display (LCD) that allows the user to tap through daily statistics. The device requires a 3-Volt coin battery that can be replaced but is not rechargeable. To insert or change the battery, use the battery door tool to unlock and open the battery door. Fitbit advertises that one battery can last up to six months, though battery life varies with use, settings, and other factors.
The Zip saves motion data for seven days and daily totals for the past 23 days. The Fitbit Zip is sweat, rain, and splash-resistant, but is not swim-proof, meaning Fitbit does not recommend submerging the Zip in water. The Fitbit Zip can be clipped to a belt, waistband, pocket, or bra. The Fitbit Zip tracker is not meant to be worn in direct contact with skin, so Fitbit recommends using the silicone clip when attaching the Zip to a bra or waistband. The Zip tracker is made of thermoplastic while its clip is made from silicone and metal.
Sensors & Components: 3-axis accelerometer
Display: LCD (Tap the display to cycle through daily stats)
Battery and Power: replaceable battery, not rechargeable
- Battery type: 3v coin battery
- Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
- Saves 7 days of detailed motion data – minute by minute.
- Saves daily totals for past 23 days
- Fitbit Zip is sweat, rain, and splash-proof. However, the device is not swim-proof.